This is the latest in Linda Lael Miller's Montana Creed series.
This book is about Brody Creed -- the restless bad boy, or is he? (from the book blurb)
Brody has been on the rodeo circuit for years and now is finally home to settle down for good.
Carolyn has been trying to find a home since her mother left her when she was a little girl. She was then raised in a series of foster homes. To me she is very insecure and sometimes very immature.
Both Brody and Carolyn want a spouse and family. Before happiness can be found they each must get over the memories of their past.
Several years earlier Brody and Carolyn had a week and half relationship were they both fell in love, but neither one of them saying it to each. Their relationship ends when Brody receives a call in the middle of the night. The next morning Carolyn finds Brody gone and a short little note. Carolyn is devastated. A year later Brody drunk calls Carolyn in the middle night. When Brody wakes up and finally gives up alcohol he still stays mad at the world and has a huge chip on his shoulder.
There is an emotional scene between Brody and Davis when he finally breaks down and tells Davis what happened in his past.
Brody tries to win Carolyn's heart back and I have to admit that Carolyn is always second guessing herself and Brody's feelings for her. This goes on through most of the book and everyone playing matchmaker. Even Joleen who drove a wedge between Connor and Brody when they were younger didn't cause any problems for the two of them.
I fell in love with Brody -- especially the way he wanted their "first" date to be so special. Carolyn really never grew on me -- in fact I didn't find her likeable at all. I would have love to see a picture of the "gypsy" skirt that Carolyn was always working on.
Because I fell in love with Brody, I would give this book a B/hot.
eBook received from Net Galley for a honest review.